PDGA Radio News
PDGA Radio News debuted in 2004 as an online radio program at a time when use of the term "podcast" was in its nascent stages. Originally created by Brian Sullivan #14015 as a service for PDGA members and other disc golf enthusiasts, this innovative program delivered a 20-minute audio broadcast on a weekly basis. Listeners could tune in and find a new show jam-packed with fast-paced, up-to-the-minute, professionally produced content all about disc golf. Brian was your host from 2004 through 2006 and, after a year hiatus, Steve Kuzenski #29027 took over the mic from 2008 up until December 2010. In 2018, Steve Hill #103842 and Sara Lamberson #41012 reinvented the show as an hour-long program discussing all the latest on the professional scene.
|PDGA Radio: October 22, 2020||
After more than 2.5 years and 125 episodes, Steve and Sara are signing off from PDGA Radio. The hosts recap an exciting Disc Golf Pro Tour Championship weekend that included signature wins from Hailey King and Kevin Jones, as well as some heartbreaking moments. They close out their run of the show with their own take on the Lightning Round.
|PDGA Radio: October 14, 2020||
Guest: Chris Dickerson | Newly crowned United States Disc Golf Champion Chris Dickerson stops by the show to talk about the mental grind of a wet and wild final round, his takes on chicken fingers, and his on-course fashion sense (26:00). Steve and Sara preview the Disc Golf Pro Tour Championship and make the last picks in their season-long competition (1:01:45).
|PDGA Radio: October 6, 2020||
Guest: Sara Nicholson | A big disc golf week means a big episode of PDGA Radio! Steve and Sara discuss the purpose and impact of the #respecthergame campaign (18:30) before welcoming Throw Pink founder Sara Nicholson to the show for a chat (32:00).
|PDGA Radio: September 30, 2020||
Steve and Sara chat about the latest news, including the Disc Golf Pro Tour’s hop across the pond and Disc Golf Hall of Famer Elaine King joining the DiscGolfer Magazine staff (3:55). The hosts then dive into a discussion on race and diversity as it relates to a few current events in the sport (7:10).
|PDGA Radio: September 23, 2020||
Guest: Jay "Yeti" Reading | On this week’s episode of PDGA Radio, Steve and Sara chat about the recently announced USDGC/WNC media plans.
|PDGA Radio: September 16, 2020||
Steve and Sara look back at the MVP Open on this week’s episode of PDGA Radio. First, it’s a chat about some of Maple Hill’s quirks and how Steve sees the positive in some rules snafus at the last couple big tournaments (2:30). Later, the hosts tackle the issue of sexism on disc golf social media and how the community can be more welcoming for women (31:00).
|PDGA Radio: September 9, 2020||09/09/2020|
|PDGA Radio: September 2, 2020||
Guest: Disc Golf Pro Tour CEO Jeff Spring | Steve and Sara chat Brodie Smith’s first career win (4:35) and the CBS Sports airing of the Dynamic Discs Open (8:40) on this week’s episode of PDGA Radio.
|PDGA Radio: August 26, 2020||
Guest: Catrina Allen | Steve and Sara chat PDGA awards (2:00) before Catrina Allen joins the podcast to talk about a “new swagger,” her impact on women coming up in the sport, and where she sees the next phase of her career (9:40).
|PDGA Radio: August 18, 2020||
Guest: Ricky Wysocki | Steve goes solo this week to break down the Ledgestone Insurance Open, including wild OB stats and chatter on the future of the FPO field.
|PDGA Radio: August 12, 2020||
Guest: Ellen Widboom | It was a Cinder-Ellen story at the Idlewild Open, and we’re breaking it down on PDGA Radio. First, Steve lays out his thoughts on why Eagle McMahon’s victory was the most significant of his young career (5:10) before Sara shares her experience playing the tournament (20:00).
|PDGA Radio: August 4, 2020||
Guest: PDGA Events Coordinator Todd Lion | Steve and Sara check in on the latest news on this week’s episode of PDGA Radio, including results from the PDGA Elections (2:40) and the Disc Golf Pro Tour’s enhanced mask requirements for players and spectators (6:50).
|PDGA Radio: July 29, 2020||07/29/2020|
|PDGA Radio: July 22, 2020||
Guest: Ellen Widboom | Ellen Widboom stops by PDGA Radio this week to chat about how she is adjusting to life back on the road, fake bacon, and if she misses her former career in the military (15:00).
|PDGA Radio: July 7, 2020||
Guest: Paige Pierce | Steve and Sara break down the action from the Preserve Championship, including how the course fared (7:45), trivia on Nikko Locastro’s last big win (16:20), and Catrina Allen’s bounceback on the putting green (31:35).
|PDGA Radio: June 30, 2020||
Guest: Noah Meintsma | Steve and Sara break down all the action from the Dynamic Discs Open, including thoughts on Sara’s FPO standout (7:40), Paul McBeth’s subtle adjustments (18:20), and the evolution of the Disc Golf Network’s broadcast (24:12).
|PDGA Radio: June 24, 2020||
Guest: Paul McBeth | The Disc Golf Pro Tour is back, which means we’ve got to have the best pro in the game on PDGA Radio! Paul McBeth joins the show to talk offseason 2.0, the status of his lingering ankle injury, and how a lack of spectators during the season restart won’t change his game (5:05).
|PDGA Radio: June 19, 2020||
Guests: Brian Guice and Ben Smith | A new documentary takes center stage on this week’s episode of PDGA Radio. First, Steve and Sara chat about the latest news on PDGA World Championship points requirements (3:30) and Chris Dickerson’s contract extension (8:20).
|PDGA Radio: June 9, 2020||
Guest: Madison Walker | Steve and Sara discuss the PDGA’s statement on BIPOC outreach (2:20) and why they think some disc golf stakeholders are hesitant to address social unrest (6:10) on this week’s episode of PDGA Radio.
|PDGA Radio: May 29, 2020||
Guest: Cale Leiviska | Pro disc golf is almost back! Steve and Sara break down the Disc Golf Pro Tour’s restart plans on this week’s episode of PDGA Radio, including the circuit’s new events and its logistics for play during the COVID-19 pandemic (2:45).
|PDGA Radio: May 22, 2020||
Steve and Sara check in with the latest sanctioning updates (3:39) and ponder the status of this year’s PDGA World Championship events (14:27). Later, the hosts cover the Disc Golf Pro Tour Virtual Putting Invitational, including some upsets and the challenge of getting in the right headspace for an online competition (29:20).
|PDGA Radio: May 15, 2020||
Guests: Jussi Meresmaa and Mahmoud Bahrani | Steve and Sara share some good news on this week’s episode of PDGA Radio! The hosts outline the PDGA’s process for a phased reinstatement of sanctioning and discuss how various regions might be impacted (00:35).
|PDGA Radio: May 6, 2020||
Guest: Justin Menickelli | PDGA Board of Directors President Justin Menickelli joins the show to chat about getting back on the course for responsible, recreational play and to share insights about what changes he thinks are coming to tournaments. Later, Sara shares the wisdom of her “disc golf moms” in honor of Mother’s Day.
|PDGA Radio: April 29, 2020||
Guest: Eric McCabe | 2010 PDGA World Champion Eric McCabe joins this week’s episode of PDGA Radio! The Emporia, Kansas, native chats about managing pro players on the Dynamic Discs/Latitude 64/Westside squad during the coronavirus pandemic (8:25), reminisces on the 10-year anniversary of his world title (28:00), takes on the lightning round (Glass Blown Open hole 16 vs.
|PDGA Radio: April 23, 2020||
Guest: Doug Bjerkaas | Steve and Sara briefly diverge the show into Running Radio before discussing the latest updates to PDGA sanctioning and events (6:50).
|PDGA Radio: April 9, 2020||
Guest: Simon Lizotte | Steve and Sara celebrate episode 100 of PDGA Radio with special guest Simon Lizotte! The human highlight reel joins the show to chat about his life at home during the coronavirus, his burgeoning video blog series, and his affinity for bar games and circus acts (13:05).
|PDGA Radio: March 27, 2020||
Steve and Sara are back with Episode 99 of PDGA Radio! Steve addresses the PDGA’s “Skip The Course. Stay Home” campaign to help slow the spread of the coronavirus and sheds more insight into the organization’s collective reasoning (4:20) before the hosts share their advice for how to ramp up your disc golf game without having to leave the house (11:30).
|PDGA Radio: March 19, 2020||
Steve and Sara discuss the cancellations and postponements resulting from the coronavirus (4:55 ) on this week’s episode of PDGA Radio. The hosts also encourage listeners to support their favorite disc golfers and media providers if they can (16:00).
|PDGA Radio: March 11, 2020||
Waco week brings plenty to talk about on PDGA Radio! Steve and Sara open the show by discussing the PDGA’s guidance related to the COVID-19 outbreak and encourage listeners to think about the greater community at large (2:30). Sarah Hokom stops by to chat about her offseason sojourn to Thailand, her Waco Annual Charity Open outlook, and her optimism for women in disc golf (18:20).
|PDGA Radio: March 4, 2020||
Steve and Sara are breaking down the Memorial Championship on this week’s episode of PDGA Radio. First, it’s a look at Paige Pierce’s historic performance and the FPO battle for second place (3:10) before discussion shifts to Calvin Heimburg’s robotic putting, Drew Gibson’s mixed bag debut, and why it’s not time to worry about Paul McBeth (16:30).